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n. pl. co·ry·ne·bac·te·ri·a (-tîr′ē-ə)
Any of various gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria of the genus Corynebacterium, which includes many animal and plant pathogens, such as the causative agent of diphtheria.
n, pl corynebacteria
any of various bacterium of the genus Corynebacterium, including various animal and plant pathogens and animal parasites
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|Noun||1.||corynebacterium - any species of the genus Corynebacterium|
eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria - a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
genus Corynebacterium - the type genus of the family Corynebacteriaceae which is widely distributed in nature; the best known are parasites and pathogens of humans and domestic animals